America's Most Iconic Drives
John T. Miller, MPLS, MN
Going-to-the-Sun Road, Montana
in the Roaring 1920s to tempt drivers to explore the national parks, Going-to-the-Sun
Road is a breathtaking 50-mile drive across Montana’s Glacier National
Park. Rising up between a pair of deep-blue alpine lakes, the road was
cleverly crafted to show off the best vistas with the least negative impact on
the park’s fragile environment. It’s closed every winter by snows, which can
reach up to 80 feet in depth.
Where to Stop: Logan Pass. After cutting across the sheer
escarpment of the Garden Wall, the road reaches its literal and figurative high
point atop 6,646-foot Logan Pass, where herds of wild mountain goats can be seen
trampling across wildflower meadows.